Making a coherent and compelling argument is an important skill, and something that will be important whether
you choose to study further or to seek employment. The goal of this assignment is to test both your general
language skills, your reading comprehension, and your ability to develop and structure an argument for a
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Pick and Mix 2: How to write an argumentative text
Pick and Mix 2: How to write a discursive essay
Pick and Mix 2: How to write a book analysis
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven
What To Write
Your task is to identify the central theme of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and write an essay
arguing for the point. You will need to make references to at least three stories to properly convince the reader
that your idea is relevant for the entire collection.
Basically; what are the stories trying to say and why do you think so?
Remember, the reader is not interested in whathappens in the story, but whyit happens. Of course, you need
to remind them about what happens, but it’s not necessary to explain in detail.
Remember: The theme cannot be a single word or phrase, like ‘family’, ‘tradition’, or ‘alcoholism’. In the first
paragraph you have to specify what the story is trying to say about something. For example: “Alcoholism is a
symptom of the Indian’s disenfranchisement” or “The only people who break away from their past are those
who choose to change”.
Also: We are not interested in your opinion . The goal is to analyse the text, not to say what you think about the
Some examples to think further on:
- Personal relationships are affected by external factors. The people in the stories are explicitly and implicitly
affected by their roles as members of a minority group. Explore how personal relationships are affected by life
as a Native American in the USA.
- The parent determines the life of the child. The relationship between parent and child is ever present in the
stories you have read. Explore how the actions of parents mold the personality and actions of children.
- Change comes from within. The stories present a people who has been treated very poorly over a very long
period of time. Explore how the characters in the story are affected by this fact, and how they choose to relate
How to write
The text should follow the format of a Five Paragraph Essay (it cancontain more or fewer paragraphs if that
works better, it’s just a name) and must be Argumentative.
The text should be 600 to 1000 words long.
The language should be formal and impersonal. This means that you are to avoid contractions (write “do not”
rather than “don’t”), you should avoid speech-like constructions (Ya dig, pup?) and you should minimize
elements of your own emotions and personality (Don’t write ‘The characters make me sad’, write ‘The story is
quite sad, something shown…’).
nated travel agent. The travel agents often forms large amount of ticket sales, this gives certain power to the travel agents and airline would generally gives some percentage of commission to them for ticket sales. A zero commission policy by SIA had cause boycott of sales of SIA tickets by travel agents who consist of 80% total sales volume in India, forcing the company to reduce flight and down sized in India [Chowdhury, 17 Apr 2009]. The buyer bargaining power is indeed very high for SIA. 4.5 Bargaining power of suppliers SIA have its own subsidiary Singapore Airport Terminal Service for ground handling service such as baggage handling and in-flight food and beverages supply. SIA’s other subsidiary SIA Engineering had been engage in aircraft maintenance and servicing. SIA are also financially strong hence does not depends heavily on financial institution for business process. This leaves the main suppliers of SIA only air craft manufacturer. Jet fuel, even though form up to 40% of the airline expenditure (as of year 2008), is a commodity that fluctuate with crude oil price. The airline mainly purchases its plane from Boeing and Airbus. Although there were no apparent substitute and high retraining and logistic cost will incur for switching of supplier, the demand is relatively weak for these suppliers in recent years with about 10% of the world’s fleet in storage [Calingo, 1997]. SIA had been continuously renewing its fleet even during peak of crisis which gives sales order that helps aircraft manufacturer pull through financial difficulty [Scott, 2008]. The average age of aircraft is 6year and 2month in 2008; signal a large volume of purchase on its aircraft, with planed spending of SGD 11,800million in the next five year on aircraft. It is Boeing largest customer on 777 series plane [Boeing, 25th Aug 2004] and first customer for Airbus 380. This makes SIA an important customer and enjoys high bargaining power over the manufacturer. 4.6 Relative power of Other Stakeholders>GET ANSWER